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Get a better night's sleep by eating a more healthy, diverse diet

A diverse, healthy diet has been found to lead to better sleep.
A diverse, healthy diet has been found to lead to better sleep.
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Getting to bed on time, but still having trouble getting a full eight hours of sleep?

A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that people with more diversity in their diets tend to get seven to eight hours of sleep. Less alcohol and fewer carbs, general signs of a healthier diet, were also more common in those who get a full night's sleep.

A full night's sleep has been attributed to many positive effects, including improved memory, less inflammation, creativity, and better athletic performance.

Eating a diversity of lycopene rich foods, "currently the most powerful antioxidant which has been measured in food and is thought to play a role in preventing cancer and heart disease," can help add some color to your diet and potentially a better night's sleep.